For some reason, people are searching this site for information about the 2003 wedding of Juanita Bynum. Mrs. Bynum is a popular charismatic speaker on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network).Ebony magazine gave the following report of the wedding:
The “million-dollar” wedding of Dr. Juanita Bynum, well-known evangelist and author of the best-selling Matters of the Heart, to Bishop Thomas W. Weeks III featured a wedding party of 80, all friends and family, 1,000 guests, a 12-piece orchestra, and a 7.76-carat diamond ring. The black-tie wedding cost “more than a million,” the bride said, and included flowers flown in from around the world. “My dress,” she says, “took nine months to make. All of the crystals on the gown were hand-sewn. The headpiece was sterling silver, hand-designed.”
Why did she spend so much time and effort on the wedding?
“This,” she said, “was my once-in-a-lifetime wedding, and I did it this way because I plan to stay married.”
I’m not going to evaluate the cost and extravagance of this wedding. Either it’s obvious to you or you already had excuses prepared before reading this.
If you’ve never seen Bynum on TV, you’re missing out. I couldn’t begin to describe the off-the-wall stuff I’ve seen her do. If it’s not elephant walking with two other women or sitting in their laps (a supposed portrayal of the Trinity), it’s rolling herself into a large prayer cloth cocoon. It would be funny if it weren’t being done in God’s name.
I’m not sure how I got on this TBN jog but let me digress.